A Hot Pawgust Night Event



Fri, August 18, 2023 — 6:30 PM PST


FRIDAY August 18th, 2023
4321 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807

  • Food
  • Cocktails
  • Dancing
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Meet the new Long Beach Animal Care Services Director Melanie Wagner
  • Visit with local non-profits that help animals in our community

This event features:

  • Friends of Long Beach Animals
  • Little Lion Foundation
  • The Cat Cove
  • K9 Kismet Rescue
  • Jellicle Cats Rescue Foundation
  • Blockhead Brigade
  • Long Beach Spay & Neuter

Tickets are $25 an may be tax deductible, please contact your tax advisor.




FOLBA Assisting Adoptions At The LA Auto Show

Friends of Long Beach Animals was once again one of the featured nonprofits at the Subaru booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show from November 17th – 26th.

FOLBA, along with Sparky and the Gang also from Long Beach brought several dogs and puppies to the specially designed dog adoption zone at the Subaru booth.

The annual tradition coined as Subaru Loves Pets allowed families and their kids to take a break from walking the fantastic selection of EV’s and automobiles and just chill with the puppies for a few relaxing minutes.   For some families, this was the first time their children interacted with a dog.   Larry Blunden, FOLBA’s Treasurer introduced all visitors to a portion of our Humane Education program teaching them how to approach and safely pet a dog.

A number of pets were adopted as a result of the event at the auto show, and FOLBA was proud to help facilitate these adoptions.   Thank you to all the FOLBA and Sparky volunteers for helping man the show during this marathon 10 day event.

Choose Me

Check out this video we prepared for our Anniversary Event.


Images from the Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter on August 23, 2022

This song was used by permission.  “Choose Me”  from “Songs to Save Animals Campaign”.


FOLBA’s 33rd Anniversary Celebration and Casino Event

Thank you to everyone that supported our 33rd Anniversary Celebration!

On behalf of the current board of directors of FOLBA, we’d like to thank everyone that attended and supported our 33rd Anniversary event on Friday.

We’d also like to thank our volunteers, vendors and those that donated items and supported our live ask!

Check out some of the photos from the event below.

More images are available on our Facebook page.

FOLBA Offering Free Vet Care With Adoptions in July

FOLBA is offering free virtual vet care and an emergency fund of up to $3,000.

We’re excited to announce that during the month of July any dog or cat adopted from City of Long Beach Animal Care Services will get a FREE year of unlimited access to a vet team and a $3,000 pet emergency fund!

This program, through Pawp comes with no deductibles and covers up to 6 family pets and is sponsored by Friends of Long Beach Animals.

Valid for adoptions from Long Beach Animal Care Services from July 1 – July 30, 2022. Restrictions apply.  This is a value of $288.

FOLBA Offering Free Microchipping For Your Pet

In time for the 4th of July when so many pets go missing, FOLBA is offering FREE microchipping for your dog or cat! Please take advantage of this opportunity if your pet is not currently microchipped.

It may mean the difference of being reunited with your pet or not. Pass on this information to everyone you know so we can microchip as many pets as possible in Long Beach and the surrounding areas.

There are many options for getting your pet microchipped through our programs.

All Month: 

This event is from June 1, 2022 – July 3, 2022 and is only available at Bixby Animal Clinic.   Appointments preferred but not required.

Bixby Animal Clinic

3938 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

June 9th – July 3rd and Special Chip Day June 12th:

This event runs from June 9th – July 3rd and is available at FIX Long Beach.   For appointments call 562-337-8268.

Fix Long Beach
1749 Magnolia Avenue
Long Beach CA 90813

On June 12th they will also be offering discounted vaccines!


Special thanks to all those that are assisting in providing these services along with Friends of Long Beach Animals:

  • Long Beach Animal Care Services
  • Sparky and the Gang
  • FIX Long Beach
  • Bixby Animal Clinic

FOLBA Receives Generous Donation from Timmons Subaru

When you think of pet friendly car companies, which manufacturer comes to mind? I’m going to bet it’s Subaru!  FOLBA was honored to be the recipient of this year’s Share The Love Event Charity Donation.

Thanks to Timmons Subaru of Long Beach FOLBA received a super generous donation of $40,000 to help the animals in our community.

Held from mid-November through the end of the calendar year, Subaru donates $250 to the customer’s choice of charities for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased.  For more information on the Share The Love event click here.

We are so grateful to the team at Timmons Subaru for including us in your program again this year. Thank you!

FOLBA has some big plans for helping out our community animals and friends in 2022 and 2023.  Stay Tuned for announcements coming soon.

FOLBA featured on Things Green

FOLBA was recently featured on Things Green with Nick Federoff which airs on PBS in Southern California. Join us to learn more about the Long Beach Animal Care Shelter and FOLBA’s mission.

FOLBA President Lauren Campbell talks with Nick and takes you throughout the Long Beach Animal Care Shelter.  In addition, FOLBA Treasurer Larry Blunden visits with Nick as they tour FOLBA’s donated Veterinary Clinic at the shelter.

You can watch the episode below.  Thank you to Nick and all the Things Green team for the opportunity to spread the word about our cause.

Cat Transportation: FOLBA Donates Vehicle Funds for Rescue

Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), established many nine lives ago in 1989, is Long Beach’s most venerable pet-welfare and philanthropic organization.

The organization again lived up to its name on July 6, when they donated funds to The Little Lion Foundation and its subsidiary, The Long Beach Little Paws Project kitten nursery, to buy their very own Ford Transit to shuttle their furry little charges back and forth to vet appointments and rescues.

“We were spending $700 a month renting a van, and we’re like, this is really stupid, it’s a waste of our money—we should try to purchase one,” Little Lion founder Claudia Marie said.

Little Lion reached out to FOLBA for financial assistance to purchase a used vehicle, and the FOLBA board was glad to help.

“We just couldn’t say no!” FOLBA president Lauren Campbell said.

“We transport a lot of kittens, and we’re building a lot of partnerships to help us—for example, Helen Woodward Animal Center, which is a huge nonprofit located in San Diego County,” Marie said. “They’re also going to the Humane Society of Berkeley, to Sonoma Valley and Silicon Valley, and we’re doing an ASPCA transport to Washington State, in Seattle.”

The van will also roll into areas of Long Beach where residents need assistance with keeping their pets healthy.

“Our vet techs can do vaccines [from the van] and give services to community cats,” Marie said. “There will be a workshop at the end of the month for vaccines, microchips, flea meds, and community animals.” (See Just fur fun and fur-ther education for details.)

Little Lion has fostered and adopted out blind kittens, kittens with physical disabilities and illnesses and discarded newborns. Last year, FOLBA gave the Long Beach Little Paws Project a sizable donation to help fill the nursery’s formula bottles and pay for medical care of a sadly considerable number of severe cases.

Read the complete story here. 

Story By Kate Karp, Long Beach Post